On Thursday, the company said it is upping its manufacturing capacity to make 3 billion doses in 2022. This year, it even boosted its expectations from 700 million to around 1 billion shots.
One of the 8 Lebanese behind the Moderna vaccine, Associate Director Joe Sarkis, told The961 that the company’s achievement could not have been realized without the many years of investment and research put in the mRNA field.
“I am very proud of the relentless and bold spirit that Moderna’s team pursued each step of the process, not to mention working non-stop during the pandemic. The [number] of hours worked was immaterial to the team; weekends were irrelevant, and, more importantly, everyone was excited and motivated to help move the vaccine forward.”
With a team like that, Moderna’s lasting impact on the world will go down in history.
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